London: Robert Riviere and Son, 1900s. Leather_bound. Five volumes, Small octavo. The Works, title include Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey Persuasion. Bound in three quarter red calf, floral device to spine, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt. decorative endpaper.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. Leather_bound. Twelve volumes. Octavo. The Works of Benjamin Franklin including the private as well as the official and scientific correspondence together with the unmutilated and correct version of the autobiography complied and edited by John Bigelow. Portrait frontispiece to each volumes. The collector's Federal Edition is limited to six hundred numbered copies which this is number 9.Bound in three quarter wine morocco, marbled tan boards, spines gilt title and numbered, raised bands, top edge gilt, tan marbled endpaper.
London: Allan Wingate, 1949. Full leather. Six volumes. Octavo. The Brontè Sister Novels, Title include Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Brontès Poems, Villette, Shirley, Jane Eyre. Bound by Bayntun Binders in full red calf, floral gilt decorations to spine with black and green title labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper, gilt turn-ins. A fine deluxe set.
London: Smith, Elder, 1912. Full leather. Ten volumes. Octavo. The Centenary Edition of Robert Browning Writings. Limited to five hundred twenty-six sets which this is number 168. Handsomely bound in full green morocco with marbled endpapers, top edge glt, fancy dentelles, the spine panels and covers with triple-ruled borders and large fancy gilt corners ornaments, raised bands, gilt title.A one page ALS by Browning declining an invitation, dated July 7, '84.
London: H.R. Young, 1819- 1820. Full leather. Four volumes. Octavo. First edition. Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters of Remarkable Persons, from the Revolution in 1688 to the End of the Reign of George II. Collected from the most authentic accounts extant. Complete with one hundred and fifty-five portraits, engraved plates. Bound in full black morocco intricate floral blind tooling to covers and spine and combine with gilt motif, raised bands, gilt title, inner gilt dentelles.
London: Longmans, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. Leather_bound. Seven volumes. Octavo. The Three Voyages of Captain James Cook Round The World, complete with twenty-five plates and maps and with portrait to frontispiece. A handsome set of the official accounts of Cook's Three Voyages. Cook's first voyages tranist Venus this was accomplished at Thaiti and spend traveling New Zeland and which Cook's circumnavigated and charted east coast of Australia which was named it New South Wales. Cook's expedition second voyages Botany Bay, first crossing of the Antarctic Circle and Furthur explorations undertaken New Hebrides, New Caledonia, South Georgia, the final voyages Northwest passage from the Pacific in the Hawaiians Island.Handsomely bound in three quarter brown calf binding, green barbled boards, spine in six compartments between raised banding and gilt floral device, gilt title, decorative endpaper.
Edinburgh: Hurst, Robinson and Company, 1821. Full leather. Eighteen volumes. Octavo. Second Edition. The Works of John Dryden, with portrait illustrations and notes, historical, critical, explanatory and the life of the author by Sir. Walter Scott.Bound in full tan polished calf, triple gilt rule line to boards, spine gilt floral elements, maroon and green gilt title labels, all edges gilt, leather and gilt turn-ins, brown shade marbled endpaper.
Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1902. Leather_bound. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo. The Writings of John Fiske, American Philosopher and Historian. Illustrated throughtout with portrait, maps, historical views, volume one contain an autographed letter signed and dated by Fiske, January 26, 1898. Title include The Discovery of America, The Dutch and Quakers Colonies In America, Old Virginia and Her Neighbours, The American Revolution, The Mississippi Valley In the Civil War, Civil Government in the United States, etc.Bound in three quarter brown morocco, cloth boards, floral motif to spine, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: T. Cadell, Strand, 1841. Full leather. Six volumes. Octavo. The History of England From The Invasion of Julius Cæsar To The Revolution N 1688, by David Hume. Bound in full tan morocco, double gilt rule to boards, spine in six compartments between raised bands and floral gilt decorations, black and red title labels, portrait illustration frontispiece.
London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1865. Full leather. Nineteen volumes. Octavo. The Writings of William Edward Hartpole Leckey, his major works being History of England, The History of Europe Morals, Democracy and Liberty, The Map of LIfe, Rationalism in Europe, etc. Insert to volume one a hand written letter by Lecky dated August 04, 1890. Bound in full blue straight grain morocco, double gilt ruled to covers, top edge gilt, spine gilt motif decorations, maroon gilt title labels, raised bands, gilt turn-ins, green endpapers.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1851. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Tall octavo. First edition. The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution, or illustrations by pen and pencil of the history, biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of war for independence. Several hundred engravings on wood by Lossing and Barritt, chiefly from original sketches by the author.Bound by Brentanos in three quarter maroon marocco, cloth boards, spine gilt decoration of the U.S. Military shield, gilt title, raised bands, marbled endpaper.
London: Lawerence and Bullen Limited, 1938. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Folio. The History of English Furniture, The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany, and The Age of Stainwood. With plates in color after Shirley Slocombe, and numerous illustrations selected and arranged by the author. Bound in three quarter green morocco by Asprey, spine in six compartments between raised banding, gilt rules and titles, green cloth boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A superb copy beautifully illustrated.
London: W. Miller, 1800. Full leather. One volume. Folio. First Edition. The Costume of China, illustrated by sixty hand coloured engravings with explanations in english and french. Illustrations of Porter With Fire Wood, a Fisherman With a Scoop,, a Female Peasant, an Old Man Polishing Crystals,, a Chinese Woman of Royalty, a Money Changer, a Mender of Porcelain etc.Bound in full straight grain navy blue morocco, gilt decorations rosettie design to cover and spine combined with blind tooling, raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt. An attractive early copy.
London: Frederick Warne, 1900. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Octavo. The Flowering Plants Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain, by Anne Pratt. The New Edition illustrated with three hundred and fifteen coloured plates figuring upward of 1500 species.Bound in three quarter green morocco over canvas board, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt.
Bath: S. Hazard, 1795. Full leather. two volumes. Octavo. The Koran, commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed. Translated from the original arabic with explanatory notes, taken from the most approved commentators to which is prefixed a preliminary discourse. Illustrated with views of Temple of Mecca and diagram chart.Binding in full tan morocco, covers single rule gilt line, spine gilt motif decorations, green title label, raised bands, top edge gilt, leather turn-ins, marbled endpaper.
Edinburgh: Cadell and Company, 1829. Full leather. Seventy-four volumes. Small Octavo. The Writings of Sir. Walter Scott the Waverley Novels. ALL FIRST EDITION.Bound by Morrell Binder in full tan morocco covers and spine gilt decorations, red and black title labels, all edges gilt, leather turn-ins.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906. Leather_bound. Twenty volumes. Octavo. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau. The Walden Edition is limited one thousand and twenty copies, illustrated to each volumes of frontispiece. Titles include The Concord and Merrimack River, Walden, The Maine Woods, Cape Cod and Miscellanies, Excursions and Poems, Familiar Letters, Index, Journals.Bound in three quarter green morocco between blue marbled boards, spine floral gilt decorations, gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
Boston: Frederick J. Quinby and Company, 1900s. Full leather. Twenty volumes. Octavo. Courtiers and Favourites of Royalty, ( Talleyrand, Madame Du Barri, Richelieu, Empress Josephine, Marmontel, Joseph Fouchè, Madame D' Epinay, Cardinal De Retz, History of Henry IV). The petites maisons edition is limited to one hundred copies and registered sets of which this is copy number one. Each volumes to frontispiece with a full page illustrations and title tissue guard.Handsomely bound by Harcourt binders in full wine wine morocco, gilt decorations to covers and spine foliate leaves motif and onlays of aqua green tulips to corners, five compartments to spine separated between raised banding, top edge gilt, inner cover with gilt decorative leather doublures of wine morocco and a central aqua green morocco compartments. A beautiful and splendid set.
New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1900s. Leather_bound. Sixty volumes. Octavo. The Authors Authorized Collected Editions of Modern Sciences. The history of science the theories and sociology including natural science, social science, organisms, animals, fungi, plants, with theoretical and practical knowledge about natural world.The works include 15 volumes Charles Darwin, Origin of Species, Descent of Man, Forms of Flowers, Insectivorous, Coral Reefs, Animals and Plants, Vegetable Mould, Movement in Plants. 15 volumes Herbert Spencer, Biology, Sociology, Psychology, First Principles, Education, Ethics. 9 volumes Thomas H. Huxley,Christian Tradition, Hebrew Tradition, Method and Result, Mans Place, Evolution and Ethics. 6 volumes John Tyndall, Forms of Water, Fragments, Hours in the Alps, Sound. 2 volumes Andrew Dickson White, The Warfare of science. 1 volume Edward B. Taylor, A Introduction on Anthropology, 1 volume Joseph Le Conte, The Evolution of Nature. 1 volume William Dwight Whitney, The Life and Growth of Language. 1 volume John William Draper, The Conflict Between Religion and Science. 1 volume C. A. Young, The Sun. 1 volume Cesare Lombroso, The Female Offender. 1 volume Enrico Ferri, Criminal Sociology. 1 volume Stanley Jevons, Money and Exchange. 1 volume Henry Maudsley, Mental Disease. 1 volume F.V.N. Painter, History of Education. 1 volume John Trowbridge, What is Electricity. 1 volume Oscar Schmidt, Darwinism. 1 volume David Wells, Economic Changes.Privately bound in three quarter maroon morocco over marbled boards, gilt decorations to spine with floral motif between raised banding, gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. Most volumes illustrated portraits and reproductions photographs, drawings, maps. Ex Libris bookplate of Elmer Holmes Bobst whom was philanthropist, business man, and a conglomerant pharmaceutical company owner, which he endowed to build and furnished the New York University Bobst Library.
Philadelphia: George Barrie and Son, 1907. Full leather. Ten volumes. Octavo. Women In All Ages And In All Countries, Greek Women, Roman Woman, Early Christianity Women, Oriental Women, Mediveal France Women, Romance of Women in Countries, Women of Modern France, Women of the Teutons Nations, Women of England, Women of America. This edition is printed on Japan vellum paper is limited to one thousand numbered and registered sets of which this is number 627, colored frontispiece and other illustrations through-out set.Bound in full kelly green crushed morocco, boards gilt decorations of scrolling fluerons to corners, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, inner boards central red and green morocco with double gilt ruled line, red silk doublures. A fine and beautiful set.
London: Nattali and Bond, 1860. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Quartos. The Complete Angler, or the contemplative man's recreation being a discourse of river, fishing-ponds fish and fishing written by Izaak Walton and instruction how to angle for trout or grayling in a clear stream by Charles Cotton, with original memoirs andnotes by Sir. Harris Nicolas. portrait illustrations and others.Bound in three quarter red morocco between marbled boards, top edge gilt, spine gilt title and decorations, raised bands, marbled endpaper.